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Level: Easiest
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Frazer Mountain Road

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#29 of 294 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#5423 in the world

This trail is the main route up the southern portion of Northside. It consists of very steep, gravelly doubletrack on the lower reaches of the mountain. Higher up below the tree line, it is still steep, but it becomes a dirt road with a few rocks here and there. Expect small patches of snow on higher reaches of the trail until early July. You'll surely be met by some amazing views as you slowly wind your way up the mountain. Eventually, it breaks above the tree line, where it becomes less defined and slightly overgrown. It ends far above the tree line at the summit of Frazer Mountain, a 12,163 foot peak.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • Restrooms
Getting there
From the Bull-of-the-Woods Mountain trailhead in Taos Ski Valley, continue into town on Twining Road. Then, take a left onto Phoenix Switchback Road, and follow that up to the gate for Northside. Lastly, climb up Bull-of-the-Woods Mountain Road until you reach a meadow. At the end of the meadow, Frazer Mountain Road should lie on the right beneath a switchback.
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  • Matthew Bonner

    This doubletrack road is STEEP. around every other turn you will find another hike-a-bike section. Despite this, I'll still give it a four for two reasons. First, Northside itself is incredibly steep in general, meaning there isn't really any good way to get up the mountain. Secondly, the views are amazing the whole way, and will captivate you during the pain.

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